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The Top 10 Best Employers For Working Moms In 2014

Working Mom

So it might come as a surprise to some of you, three Out of The Big Four (public accounting firms), Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, was named among the top 10 employers in Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies list.

Employers on the list provide programs and opportunities to enhance and accelerate work experience that ensure women can continue to succeed in their careers, even if they are mothers.

What’s just as significant, KPMG, one of the largest professional services companies in the world, also made the bigger 100 list for 2014.

Working Mom

Juggling a full-time job and a family life can be challenging. But some companies are making it much easier for working mother to achieve a healthy balance between the two.

Although the “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” list isn’t a ranking, magazine does break out a list of the top  10 companies for working moms in 2014. See if you can spot the familiar faces:

1. Abbott
Women managers/execs: 45%
Women hires in 2013: 45%
Average weeks of fully paid maternity leave: 4.9
Average weeks of fully paid paternity leave: 0
Average weeks of fully paid leave for adoptive parents: 2
Backup child care: Yes
Sick child care: Yes
Managers trained to hire/advance women: Yes

2. Deloitte
Women managers/execs: 38%
Women hires in 2013: 41%
Average weeks of fully paid maternity leave: 14
Average weeks of fully paid paternity leave: 8
Average weeks of fully paid leave for adoptive parents: 8
Backup child care: Yes
Sick child care: Yes
Managers trained to hire/advance women: Yes

3. Discovery Communications
Women managers/execs: 54%
Women hires in 2013: 51%
Average weeks of fully paid maternity leave: 10
Average weeks of fully paid paternity leave: 4
Average weeks of fully paid leave for adoptive parents: 4
Backup child care: Yes
Sick child care: Yes
Managers trained to hire/advance women: No

4. Ernst & Young LLP
Women managers/execs: 41%
Women hires in 2013: 45%
Average weeks of fully paid maternity leave: 12
Average weeks of fully paid paternity leave: 6
Average weeks of fully paid leave for adoptive parents: 6
Backup child care: Yes
Sick child care: Yes
Managers trained to hire/advance women: Yes

5. General Mills
Women managers/execs: 44%
Women hires in 2013: 40%
Average weeks of fully paid maternity leave: 6
Average weeks of fully paid paternity leave: 2
Average weeks of fully paid leave for adoptive parents: 2
Backup child care: Yes
Sick child care: Yes
Managers trained to hire/advance women: Yes

6. IBM
Women managers/execs: 29%
Women hires in 2013: —
Average weeks of fully paid maternity leave: 6
Average weeks of fully paid paternity leave: 2
Average weeks of fully paid leave for adoptive parents: 2
Backup child care: Yes
Sick child care: Yes
Managers trained to hire/advance women: Yes

7. Prudential Financial
Women managers/execs: 48%
Women hires in 2013: 39%
Average weeks of fully paid maternity leave: 4
Average weeks of fully paid paternity leave: 2
Average weeks of fully paid leave for adoptive parents: 2
Backup child care: Yes
Sick child care: Yes
Managers trained to hire/advance women: Yes

8. PwC
Women managers/execs 41%
Women hires in 2013 44%
Average weeks of fully paid maternity leave 15
Average weeks of fully paid paternity leave 3
Average weeks of fully paid leave for adoptive parents 12
Backup child care Yes
Sick child care Yes
Managers trained to hire/advance women Yes

9. WellStar Health System
Women managers/execs: 67%
Women hires in 2013: 80%
Average weeks of fully paid maternity leave: 3
Average weeks of fully paid paternity leave: 3
Average weeks of fully paid leave for adoptive parents: 3
Backup child care: Yes
Sick child care: Yes
Managers trained to hire/advance women: Yes

10. Zoetis
Women managers/execs: 43%
Women hires in 2013: 45%
Average weeks of fully paid maternity leave: 7
Average weeks of fully paid paternity leave: 1
Average weeks of fully paid leave for adoptive parents: 6
Backup child care: Yes
Sick child care: Yes
Managers trained to hire/advance women: No

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The magazine annually honors employers for outstanding leadership in establishing policies, programs and a corporate culture that supports working mothers, including child care, flexible work arrangements, paid parental leave and advancement of women.

Carol Evans, president, Working Mother Media said, “The Working Mother 100 Best Companies are the leaders in the advancement of women by supporting their need to integrate family and work successfully. We are thrilled to honor the U.S. companies that put words into action and build family-friendly cultures on the foundation of thoughtful policies and effective programs. Women now make up 50% of our workforce. We need to make sure they have the support to be outstanding moms as well as great employees.”

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